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By / 08.03.09

Funny People is the best thing Adam Sandler’s done in 10 years and it still made $11 million less than I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry in its opening weekend, which is why I don’t clean up dog poop and purposely piss on the seat in public restrooms.  You deserve this, America.  Regardless, its $23.4 million debut was good enough for number one on this year’s worst box office weekend overall.

But those sh*tty box office numbers are good news for anyone hoping to see some flaming turds get stomped, and get stomped they did.  The $45 million budgeted (yet oddly direct-to-DVD-looking) Aliens in the Attic debuted at $7.8 million — suck it, Fox — while Jerry Bruckheimer’s $150 million G-Force (which had three fart jokes in the trailer) still has a long way to go with its total now at $66.5 mil.  Fingers crossed that continues to go down faster than Brett Ratner on a plate of taquitos.  Katherine Heigl’s epic snatch napkin The Ugly Truth also fell 53% in its second weekend, down to $13 million.  Meanwhile Harry Potter performed respectably, and I managed to totally not care about it for the second week in a row.

1 Funny People $23,440,000 $7,793 $23,440,000
2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $17,700,000 (-39.9%) $4,029 $255,463,000
3 G-Force $17,058,000 (-46.2%) $4,614 $66,461,000
4 The Ugly Truth $13,000,000 (-52.9%) $4,511 $54,481,000
5 Aliens in the Attic $7,800,000 $2,511 $7,800,000
6 Orphan $7,250,000 (-43.7%) $2,636 $26,791,000
7 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $5,300,000 (-37.0%) $1,922 $181,843,000
8 The Hangover $5,080,000 (-21.4%) $2,453 $255,776,000
9 The Proposal $4,848,000 (-24.0%) $1,991 $148,882,000
10 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $4,600,000 (-43.4%) $1,752 $388,101,000

That The Hangover is still in the top ten in its ninth week is pretty insane.  If you haven’t seen it, you’re officially captain of the lame-ohs.

[via CHUD, LA Times, BoxOfficeMojo]


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